powells:

Adrienne Rich, called by the New York Times “a poet of towering reputation and towering rage”, died on Tuesday at the age of 82. An extraordinarily passionate and respected poet and political figure with a voice that spoke often and loudly against the oppression of women —  she will be remembered.

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I am here, the mermaid whose dark hair

streams black, the merman in his armored body

We circle silently about the wreck

we dive into the hold….

We are, I am, you are

by cowardice or courage

the one who find our way

back to the scene

carrying a knife, a camera

a book of myths

in which

our names do not appear.

She was also hugely transphobic and especially transmisogynist (hatred of transwomen).

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    I can’t form words, yet, for the loss of Adrienne Rich (beyond these pale whispers-of-reblog), except to say that when I...
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    Amazingly, this is the first of Rich’s poems that I’ve read. I obviously need to read much, much more. It’s an odd thing...
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    She was also hugely transphobic and especially transmisogynist (hatred of transwomen).
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